Conservation officers investigating after 30 dead geese found in B.C. swamp

PITT MEADOWS, B.C. — Conservation officers in Pitt Meadows, B.C., are searching for suspects after 30 dead geese were discovered in a swamp with their breast meat removed.

British Columbia's Conservation Officer Service says the carcasses were found near a boat launch at Pitt Lake.

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Officer Marc Plamondon says hunters are allowed to shoot the birds during open hunting season, but dumping the carcasses is not permitted.

He says a month-long open season wrapped up on Sunday and the possession limit for geese is 30.

Removing the breast meat makes it a lawful harvest if the individual had a hunting licence, but dumping the dead birds is illegal and the person responsible could face a fine.

An investigation into the incident is underway and witnesses are asked to call the B.C. Conservation Officers Service. (NEWS1130)

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